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6 Aug 2009

Alkmaar Architecture

Selection of key buildings in this small Dutch city:

The Dutch Cheese Museum is a medieval building on the Waagplein:
Dutch Cheese Museum Dutch Cheese Museum Dutch Cheese Museum
photographs © Adrian Welch

Details of Dutch Cheese Museum – the Weighing House (The Waag):
Weighing House Weighing House Alkmaar Weighing House Alkmaar Building
photographs © Adrian Welch

General views around the town centre
Alkmaar town centre Alkmaar Buildings Alkmaar Architecture
photographs © Adrian Welch

This small Dutch town is also home to the tall tower of the Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk. The community has has 399 registered rijksmonuments, of which most are situated along the city’s old canals. The town surprisingly also has two large theatres.

Location: Alkmaar, Netherlands, northern Europe

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Pompejus Theater, Halsteren
Design: RO&AD Architecten
Pompejus Theater - Dutch Architecture News
photography : Katja Effting
Pompejus Theater Building

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Another historic Dutch weigh house featured on the e-architect website:

Da Waag : The Weigh House, Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam
Date built: 1488
The Weigh House Amsterdam
Weigh House photo © Adrian Welch
Da Waag

Some more contemporary buildings in The Netherlands – selection:

Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar
Museum Voorlinden - Dutch Architecture News
photo © Ronald Tilleman
Museum Voorlinden in Wassenaar Building

Tij Bird Observatory, Scheelhoek
Architects: RO&AD Architecten
TIJ Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek - Dutch Architecture News
photography : Katja Effting
Tij Bird Observatory in Scheelhoek

Switching Prisons, The Hague
Architects: NBRS ARCHITECTURE
Switching Prisons International Design Competition The Hague
image courtesy of architecture office
Switching Prisons International Design Competition

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